EDDIE MONTILLA is a world-class keyboardist and producer with over 30 years of experience. Some of his clients have included Lil Wayne, Chris Brown, Nas, Queen Latifah, Ashanti, Nelly, Lady Gaga, Pet Shop Boys, Don Omar, Daddy Yankee, Christina Milian, Betty Wright, Angie Stone, Billie Myers, Spyro Gyra, Nick Martinelli, Ja Rule, RuPaul, Regina Belle, Joss Stone, Danny Tenaglia, Desmond Child, Arthur Baker, Babyface, Diana Ross, Jamiroquai, Azucar Moreno, Michael Jackson, Quincy Jones, Echo, Cool and Dre, Snoop Dogg, Jean, DJ Khaled, Fat Joe , Tempo, Drew Money, Gym Class Heroes, Rick Ross, Daryl Hall, and many more.
Eddie's father, Fernando Montilla, was a pioneer of the stereo imaging of soundtracks in the 1930's. He was constantly surrounded by music as a child and carried that with him in his life. Eddie was born in New York City, and was raised in Puerto Rico. He continued to further his God-given talent by traveling around the world playing and recording music. Eddie does not have one specific genre; his ability to work in any genre from classical, hip-hop, latin, to scoring movies, is what makes him truly unique and one-of-a-kind. He has conducted the London Symphony Orchestra numerous times at Abbey Road Studios.
In the hip-hop market he works closely with producers Cool & Dre as their music-man. Some of their collaborative efforts include: Linkin' Park & Busta Rhymes "We Made It," The Game featuring Lil Wayne "My Life," and Lil Wayne's "Phone Home" off of the Grammy Award Winning The Carter III which won Rap Album of the Year in 2008. He also co-wrote five songs on Lil Wayne's The Rebirth album. Their most recent work was placed on Lil Wayne's The Carter IV called "So Special" featuring John Legend. He has worked closely with Gym Class Heroes and is mostly known for "I'm Home" and "Peace Sign Index Down." He also co-wrote thirteen songs off Queen Latifah's Persona album in 2009. Eddie also works alongside producer Drew Money, they co-wrote Nelly's "The Champ" which is featured on ESPN's College Bowl. Their most recent collaboration was 2015's "Rise," which was also co-written wth Darren Criss, star of the famed FOX TV show "GLEE." The song was performed by Criss on one of the last episodes of the show's final season.
In the Latin market, Eddie he has worked with artists ranging from Gloria Estefan and the Miami Sound Machine to Shakira, Julio Iglesias, and Jon Secada. He's participated in Billboard number one albums such as Don Omar's iDon, and Azucar Moreno's Solo Se Vive Una Vez. He has also worked with luminary Reggaetón artists from Puerto Rico including Tego Calderón and Daddy Yankee. He has also worked closely with the world-renowned Latin Jazz flutist Nestor Torres producing "Mambo Sensual."
Eddie has a deep passion for movies and television, and has scored music for movies such as the Japanese animated sensation "Yu-Gi-Oh," as well as Snoop Dogg's "Hood of Horror," Tori Spelling's "Trick," and Eva Longoria's "Senorita Justice." He also performed in the theme song to Disney's "Ice Age 3" featuring Queen Latifah.
Eddie has always said that God has blessed him with the special gift of Music, his mantra is: "Pursue your dreams and overcome all obstacles life may bring, persistence and the true desire to succeed will always make all of your dreams come true."